Noel Casler Explains Why He’s Sure Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Test Is Not A Lie
Since the announcement of Donald Trump’s positive test results for COVID-19, public speculation has been widespread. One theory floated by some voters is that the president faked a positive test for any of several reasons. Noel Casler released a statement Friday to explain why he doesn’t see this as a likely possibility.
Why would people think that Trump was lying about his test results? For many voters, questioning anything the president says has just become instinct.
Here’s how wrecked Trump’s credibility is at this point: I’ve got a cellphone full of texts from people who aren’t sure whether to believe Trump actually has covid. “He lies so much,” one friend just texted. “Is he just doing this to get out of the debates?” others are texting.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 2, 2020
Or, to ask it another way, what would be a reason for Trump (or any leader) to fake a COVID-19 diagnosis? Reasons have been floated ranging from a distraction from other issues, to debate avoidance, sympathy votes, or to ‘prove’ the effectiveness of a vaccine or cure by saying, in a few days or weeks, that he took it (hydroxychloroquine, for example) and is better.
The really crazy thing is, many understandably worry that Trump would lie about his Covid-19 test as a way to distract from OTHER bad things or get out of further debates. That’s where serial lying has gotten us.
I just know Trump hates looking weak. So yeah, he’s got it.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 2, 2020
It's all lies. Lies. Lies. Trump running for office but it's now he contracts covid..? Bulls**t. He wants the sympathy vote & when hen so called has a miraculous recovery like Boris will say this is why I'm president I'm strong. Tough. Beat any virus/disease..!
— Paul meexs (@PaulMeexs) October 2, 2020
However, Noel Casler, who has made a name for himself as a purveyor of information and insight from his time working backstage with Trump on Celebrity Apprentice, is speaking out to say this is unlikely. In a video statement Friday, Casler pointed out the effect on the stock market, and that Trump would hate to appear weak.
Today’s rant in car in lieu of a podcast: Trump truth vol.2 pic.twitter.com/rmRPGBkkMo
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) October 2, 2020
They wouldn’t say that he had it unless he had it. The damage that it could do to the stock market, and just the overall image of being weak when they sort of pretended it was a hoax, and he refused to wear a mask.
Casler also believes that with Trump’s health and other factors, things could get bad quickly. He suggested that the president should have been taken to the hospital, but that “bravado” could be interfering with that decision, and predicted that a middle-of-the-night rush to Walter Reid Medical Center could be in the cards.